quick and easy home-made passion fruit cordial

passion fruit cordial

passion fruit cordial

I hope I haven’t missed the granadilla (passion fruit) season totally by posting this too late. They were in full swing when I made this easy and delicious cordial a couple of weeks ago.

I had never made it before, and it really could not get any simpler. Sipping it poured over loads of ice and topped up with soda water, brought back floods of memories of my youth.

I kept the seeds in the mix, but if they bother you, simply strain them out once it has been made.

Recipe | makes about 750 ml

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of passion fruit pulp (about 500g of whole fruit)
  • 2 T lemon juice

Bring all of the ingredients to the boil, then allow it to cool. Pour the cordial into a sterile bottle and serve in a tall glass with loads of ice, soda water and fresh mint.

If you feel like turning it into a cocktail. add a splash or two of vodka.

Happy days.

passion fruit cordial

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20 Responses to quick and easy home-made passion fruit cordial

  1. DessertForTwo April 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I adore passion fruit! I lived in Costa Rica for a few months and learned to love it. So good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Lisa the Gourmet Wog April 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    love this! So refreshing

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm #


  4. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence April 20, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Sam, I am LOVING these photos. And passion fruit is one of my favorite flavors. Yum!!

  5. Judit + Corina @Wine Dine Daily April 20, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    Love passion fruit and looking forward trying it with a spash of Vodka. Beautiful photos 🙂

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes April 20, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Beautiful photos! I love the aroma of passionfruit..the drink must be very tasty.

  7. Sam April 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks – I think a splash of vodka is essential 🙂

  8. Sam April 20, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks Brandon, the seasons are all out unfortunately due to opposite hemispheres. Passion fruit is one of those flavours in a drink that really stands on its own. It doesnt need anything else with it, other than perhaps mint.

  9. Jess April 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Such a simple recipe. I love passion fruit!

  10. Becky Williams April 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Wow, a really simple recipe. Will give this a try. I only hope I’ll make it well enough.

  11. marla May 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    This is one gorgeous cocktail!!

  12. Sam May 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks Marla. I just had the last bit yesterday. keeps for weeks.

  13. Debbie March 5, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    This is a great idea for making passion fruit cordial, however the sugar is too much.

  14. Sam March 5, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Hi Debbie, yeah, I think the sugar can be diluted to taste. I use so little in the end product so you can adjust it when you mix the drinks too.

  15. Liz February 4, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

    Got an orchard of passion fruit – did not now what to do with it – came across your fabulous recipe – going to try it !!


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